Writing challenge #89. Finish the news article

Finish the news article #challenge89

  You just read a news article about a woman you happen to know. The article begins: “That was the last time I saw her.”  Finish the article, writing as much or as little as you’d like. Leave your article here in the comment box, on Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag #challenge89. (And jimeny! I may… Read more →

Write from the heart. Always

Write from the Heart

It’s so easy to get caught up in grammar rules and “how to” books that you can edit the heart out of your writing. No matter what writing is on your desk right now, don’t forget to leave in your heart. Yes, a reader really can tell the difference. When you write this week, before you close up for the… Read more →

Nancy Hendrickson writing challenge 88

Sometimes a Picture is Worth 10K Words – #challenge 88

I am just in love with pictures as I am with words. For this challenge, use any picture you choose and write a ONE WORD story. On Twitter or Instagram use the hashtag #challenge88. I’ll post them here. Please upload your photo to Twitter or Instagram of Facebook so we can all enjoy your story. (I’m @nhendricksonauthor on Instagram, nhendrickson1… Read more →

What door of opportunity can you create?

What Writing Opportunity Can You Create?

This is so true. In the past, when I was just getting started as a freelancer, I create a couple of jobs out of thin air. It’s not as hard as you might think – but it does require you to “see” the place where your talents and interests and someone’s needs converge. As you face the week or days… Read more →

Authors don't always just write

Today I’m an iPhoneographer

  There are days when being an author means you just have to stop writing and create in another medium. This is one of those days. Shopping at my local produce market I saw a beautiful display of pumpkins large and small. iPhone at the ready I snapped this photo then had fun this morning tinkering with it to create… Read more →

Do you plot by the seat of your pants?

Plot – My NANOWRIMO Challenge

  You know I’m a non-fiction author, but in a few weeks I’m going to try my hand at taking the #NANOWRIMO challenge; writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Will you be joining me? If not, the question I have as you move into the following days and weeks – what in your writing is not… Read more →

Write a tiny story with Nancy Hendrickson

Tiny Stories – #challenge86

Creative Non-Fiction is one of my favorite magazines. In each issue there’s a selection of “tiny truths”; stories written in 140 characters or less. In honor of CNF, today’s writing challenge is this: Write a story about your childhood in 140 characters or less. If you’re on Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtag #challenge86. I’ll post them here. (I’m @nhendricksonauthor on… Read more →

Do you think writers can live twice?

Writers Live Twice

  Doesn’t matter if you write fiction or non-fiction. As a writer you have the ability to live twice; once as “you”, once as anything or anyone you can imagine. As you prepare for the following days and weeks, what “others” will you create? Read more →